Hi-Line Transport added two Renault T440s to fleet

Commercial Motor
August 30, 2023

Blackpool-based Hi-Line Transport has added two new Renault Trucks T440 to its 20-strong fleet.

The new T440 X-Lows were bought for their fuel efficiency, driver comfort and streamlined cabs and will be operated on a five-year repair and maintenance contract.

They join seven other Renault Trucks including five T rigids and two Premiums alongside ten 4x4 escort vehicles used to assist in the movement of caravans.

The new trucks and will be used to move static caravans and modular units for manufacturers, holiday park operators, dealers and private owners.

Hi-Line Transport owner, Rory McDonald, said: “As we operate across the UK, including cities with Clean Air Zones, I wanted to upgrade to the new Euro-6 engines for a more positive effect on emission levels. I also wanted the most fuel-efficient engine for better fuel economy and, as we are getting around 10mpg with the existing Ts on the fleet, they are performing very well compared to other manufacturers.”

The new trucks have been supplied by JDS Truck and Van and specified with twin bunks, microwave, fridge and heated and ventilated driver’s seat. There’s also beacons and strobe lighting and body coloured bumpers, corners and steps.

McDonald added: “We need extra low ride trucks because of the height of the caravans, and the air suspension has to be caravan and road friendly so it doesn’t jolt the caravans in transit. The drivers are on the road all week, out Sunday or Monday and back in Thursday or Friday and the existing Ts are already very popular and the drivers are happy. The new T440s have a very streamlined cab and are double sleepers to accommodate both the driver and the Statutory Attendant and they are definitely comfortable enough for two people to spend the week in. The vehicles have been on the road a few weeks now and they’ve been extremely well received by the drivers.”

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